In the heart of Kherson, Ukraine, tragedy struck as Russian shelling targeted residential areas, leaving a devastating impact. Reports emerged of two lives lost and seven individuals injured in the wake of the attack.
Here’s what unfolded:
The violence, originating from Russian positions on the eastern bank, hit a multi-story residential building, claiming the lives of an elderly man in his garage and an elderly woman at a bus stop adjacent to a high-rise.
Roman Mrochko, heading Kherson city’s military administration, detailed the toll – two fatalities and seven injuries across Kherson city and its surroundings. The grim aftermath included a 78-year-old man losing his life in his garage due to shelling in the village of Sadove, alongside the elderly woman who passed away near the high-rise.
Governor Oleksandr Prokudin lamented the loss of life and shared the severity of injuries among several individuals, ranging from light to moderate. Disturbing images surfaced, showcasing the shattered windows, internal wreckage, and debris strewn across the ground of the affected residential buildings.
A poignant video captured the emotional turmoil and destruction witnessed by the residents. In interviews, survivors recounted the harrowing experience of the explosion, describing it as an unprecedented and terrifying event that left them in shock.
While confirming the authenticity of the video’s location in Kherson city, Reuters could not ascertain the precise date of the footage. Governor Prokudin also reported damage to hospital buildings but thankfully noted that there were no casualties in those instances.
As the region grapples with the aftermath of this tragic event, the community mourns the loss of lives and strives to support those affected by this senseless act of violence.